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'''Sadomasochism''' (abbreviated '''SM''', '''S/M''' or '''S&M''') is one aspect of what is today known as [[BDSM]]. It is a portmanteau of [[sadism]] and [[masochism]] and conveys the idea that sadism and masochism should not be seen as two distinct phenomena; instead, they are to be seen as one phenomenon that manifests itself in two inseparable aspects, the active (giving) and the passive (receiving) part.
the idea that sadism and masochism should not be seen as two distinct phenomena; instead, they are to be seen as one phenomenon that manifests itself in two inseparable aspects, the active (giving) and the passive (receiving) part.
 
This school of thought gained popularity and the concept was further expanded to the term BDSM which also includes [[bondage]], [[discipline]], [[dominance]] and [[submission]], which are related to, but not identical with sadomasochism.